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JStax (233) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | November 28, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in on a rainy Thursday. Its located in a strip mall type area with plenty of dedicated parking. Right in the middle of their store, there is a bar with about 12 beer taps and 4-6 taps for kombucha. Service here was pretty good and the one of the guys behind the bar was the stores beer manager. I was happy to learn that, as I was in town looking for a particular beer and he was able to guide me to where I could find it. That was great! Also, I ended up getting some free fries out of it. They were made without somebody ordering them and I was the lucky guy that inherited them they were pretty good, too. Aside from the bar section, there is a small walk in beer cooler as well as a shelf for large format bottles and mixed six packs located just around the corner. I really enjoyed myself here and would love to end up in here again.
mjpeterson812 (9) Ohio | July 2, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
These reviews need an update! This Whole Foods completely remodeled the beer and wine areas within the past several months. 6 packs and cases are now found in a very large walk in cooler and singles are in a refrigerated case outside the walk in. Great selection of pack and singles. Great mix of domestics and imports. Paul is the beer buyer and KNOWS HIS STUFF. Check out one of the monthly Beer School classes. Tonight was Belgian beers and American Belgian style beers. Oh, thereís also a beer and coffee bar on the other side of the walk in that has about 10 craft beers on tap and they do growler fills. Oh, and donít forget all the amazing FOOD at this store! Produce, meat, cheese...second to none in the Columbus area. Yeah it might be a bit pricey overall but you will feel so good about it you hardly notice!
Drake (570) Free Union, Virginia | August 11, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
First off, this is the mid-Atlantic regionís flagship location, and it is absolutely beautiful. I went in the morning and it was dead quiet, and most of the staff were standoffish, with the exceptions of a friendly guy working the pizza station and the beer buyer who was incredibly helpful. Thereís beer everywhere in the store. A few less common Belgian and other foreign beers, a good US selection and a good local selection. There is a singles section in the deli area. Plenty of parking. I found prices to be good.
Guyute_Pig (48) Columbus, Ohio | December 18, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods are typically a safe bet for beer selection, this was a disappointment. First, they have the beer split in two sections of the store, and not close to each other. Maybe four very small shelves of warm beer. I was specifically looking for AleSmith and asked the guy why they didnít have any warm 750s, his reply was that they were ALL in the cooler on the other side of the store. Face palm.
They had some decent choices, but alas it was all cold. Prices on the high side. Better option just in the next shopping center.
weihenweizen (223) Charleston Area, West Virginia | January 3, 2010| Updated March 13, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Big dedicated parking lot right in front. Across the way from The Andersons. This place does have some pretty good beer, but the selection is limited. The bottles are on the far left, there is a pretty big refrigerated case where you can get singles and a beer cave you can get multiples. There are drafts in the center toward the back of the store. The prices are a little high, but welcome to whole foods. Nice big Whole Foods, you should check out their food products. If you go to The Andersonís you might as well check this out if you have time.
minch25 (1) Medford, Massachusetts | May 15, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the hidden gems of Columbus as far as beer stores go. They donít have a huge selection but what they have is very well chosen. I donít shop here often but only because I always decide to buy more than I expect and overspend. In the middle of the store by the large wine section is where most of the beers are, but if you go towards the back of the store you will find some more good beers that are chilled, donít forget to check back there! Some notable selections Iíve seen recently include: Cantillon Fou Foune, Saint Lamvinus, Iris, Vigneronne, Pannepot, Struise Mikkeller IPA, Peche Mortel and sometimes some other DDC beers, Abbaye des Rocs Brune, Grand Cru, Tripel Imperiale, Old Horizontal, Nogne O Porter & Imperial Stout, Nils Oscar Barley Wine & Imperial Stout, De Ranke Kriek, several De Dolle beers, Oerbier etc., Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait, Boon Oude Kriek, Expedition Stout, Rochefort 6 8 10, Insanely Bad Elf, Schlenkerla Urbock, Duchesse de Bourgogne, some seasonal Founders, and som
Dogbrick (796) Columbus, Ohio | December 19, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 09/2005): Whole Foods Market is located in the Sun Shopping Center on the 161/Sawmill intersection. Lots of parking but they were still super busy a couple weeks after opening and it was a hike.
The store is large and as most people know is a natural/organic grocery store. The beer/wine area is in the middle of the store, and there is another cooler mostly of singles over in the area where you can buy hot food to eat on site.
The beer selection is pretty good. Lots of local/regionals from Bellís, GLBC etc plus a solid selection of other micros like Stone, Rogue, Victory etc. They also carry an exclusive organic beer from Goose Island called Lamar St. Pale Ale. Decent selection of imports too, including some Rochefort and other Belgians.
Service here is okay for a grocery store. Nobody really went out of their way to help but the staff is clearly well-trained and friendly.
Itís pretty nice to have Whole Foods, Andersonís, Wine Vault and Trader Joeís all within 1/2 mile from each other - a beer lover could certainly do worse than Dublin these days.
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